Rockschool Offer FREE Master Classes At Edinburgh Guitar & Music Festival 2013
Rockschool Offer FREE Master Classes At Edinburgh Guitar
& Music Festival 2013 -
Rockschool, the only exam board dedicated to offering accredited
qualifications in popular music, are delighted to be able to offer
FREE, exclusive guitar and bass master classes, plus band workshops
at the inaugural Edinburgh Guitar & Music Festival 2013.
The new Edinburgh Guitar & Music Festival will be the
largest of its kind to be held in Scotland and will take place from
the 25th to 27th May 2013 in the historic Corn Exchange. Aiming to
attract participants and visitors from all over the world, there
will be an extensive programme of world-class performances,
seminars and competitions as well as a trade exhibition. Headline
artists announced include Sandi Thom, Jan Akkerman and Donnie
Rockschool will be at the festival offering FREE guitar and bass
master classes on Saturday 25th May. Rockschool's own rock and
metal specialist, Charlie Griffiths, who teaches at the ICMP and
performs with his own acclaimed metal band Haken, will be
demonstrating elements of metal technique and theory. Bass
professional Stuart Clayton, who teaches at BIMM and has toured
extensively with legendary drummer Carl Palmer, will be revealing
tips on the techniques and theory of playing bass and discussing
the intricacies of slap bass. Both being will be able to guide
participants on how to work their way through some of the more
challenging tunes in the Rockschool syllabus as well as performing
some of those tracks live and answering all your questions.
On Sunday the Rockschool band, featuring George Wood (guitar),
Becky Baldwin (bass) and Miguel Andrews (drums), will be offering
band master classes. The guys will be playing all the best tunes
from the 2012 syllabus and exclusively showcasing some of the new
tracks from the hotly anticipated Hot Rock Guitar Grade 4 & 5
books. They will be offering hints, tips and guidance about playing
together as a band and learning to work as a group. These high
energy, innovative and interactive master-classes, will give you
the opportunity to get to grips with some of the jaw-dropping
tracks on the new syllabus and listen to them played live. Plus
they'll be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and meet the
On top of all that, Rockschool will also be offering big
discounts across their whole study book range and the first chance
to preview the hotly anticipated new Hot Rocks Guitar grades 4 and
5 books prior to their launch.
Rockschool uniquely offers top quality, bespoke tunes that
challenge and develop the skills of today's musicians. To find out
more about Rockschool, its courses and where to study them go to www.rockschool.co.uk.
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